Harland & Wolff to drydock Blackford Dolphin

OE Staff
Friday, August 23, 2013

Aberdeen-based Dolphin Drilling Ltd has awarded Harland and Wolff the contract for the dry docking of the Blackford Dolphin mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU).

The project will include upgrade work and repairs and renewals for its class renewal survey. The project will be completed in H&W’s 556m by 93m main building dock, starting November 2013, for approximately 50 days.

The Aker H-3 propulsion assisted semi-submersible rig underwent a major deep-water upgrade in 2006-2008.

At that time, Harland and Wolff designed and built the new 130-man accommodation blocks, power generation module, mud room and additional buoyancy for the conversion.

James Lappin, H&W project manager said: “Prior to the rig arrival, we will have a dedicated team working in conjunction with Dolphin, planning every aspect of the workscope to ensure all the equipment, manpower, sub-contractors, materials and components are ready and available.”

Gillian Peden, marine sales and business development manager said: “Last year we completed the SeaRose FPSO project for Husky Energy. SeaRose FPSO left four days early, with all work-scopes complete, under budget and with no injuries or environmental incidents. This is due to the close co-operation of both the Husky and H&W teams, and is a template to follow.”

Categories: Europe Construction Rigs Engineering

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